Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Naples

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#1 of 18 in Wildlife in Naples
was created to protect two species of cypress trees that were at risk of being wiped out in the 1940s and 50s. Today it is a National Audubon Society sanctuary. Wet prairie, pond and bald cypress, and marshlands attract regional reptiles and birds. Keep your eyes open for cottonmouth snakes and alligators that prowl the shallow waters. Stroll along the boardwalk, added in 1955, to view the varied ecosystem. Plan to visit Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Naples attractions using our Naples day trip planner .
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  • October 2, 2017
    Brings Florida nature to life the guides are exceptional A sanctuary for birds For walk keep you safe from ground animals  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    We have very happy this trip, but our expectations were not quite met. It is very beautiful there, no doubt, but the season is really important. When we were there everything was dried out. Complete drought and hence no animals. Here and there a bird and small lizards. More wasn't there unfortunately. Nevertheless the wooden footbridge by the nature is very nicely done. An experience determines after the rainy season.
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  • September 24, 2017
    Walked the park for around 2 hours. It was a bit foggy and drizzling but still had a good time. Great exercise. Didn't see much wildlife (turtle and a few birds) but enjoyed it non the less. Would rec...  more »
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  • June 28, 2017
    One of my favorite places in the world. I have been there during many different months and it can be a totally different experience each time, but it is always relaxing. There is such a vast array of plants and animals. Go on a weekday, if possible, as there are fewer visitors. The night hikes are magical.
  • June 29, 2017
    This is definitely a 5-star place to visit if you enjoy the outdoors. They got a terrific selection of birds, butterflies, alligators, etc. They have a wooden walkway to keep visitors out of the swamp and away from the wildlife. It is photographer's dream place to visit. Leave any noisy kids home.
  • May 21, 2017
    I really enjoyed this walk! Excellent information posted throughout the trail, and fantastic views of some monster Cypress trees. A great spot for photographers, bird watchers, or anyone looking to experience some authentic Florida interaction. I would definitely bring friends back here! Oh, and the German woman from Arizona working the admissions and gift shop was super friendly, and helpful!!
  • June 21, 2017
    Great tour on a boardwalk of the Cypress swamp. This gives you an opportunity to see real Florida wilderness first hand and learn a lot about the wildlife. It's good to know the proceeds also go to helping preserve the environment.
  • June 27, 2017
    Being from the north, I found the walk extremely interesting. Seeing all the varieties of plants, bugs and wildlife was eye opening to how different parts of the world can be. Also seeing the size of the stink bugs made appreciate the small ones from home

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